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National Women’s Health Week

Posted on 05/12/2015

My top 5 tips for women’s health, as we celebrate National Women’s Health Week 2015 this week:

 

  1. Eat healthy, bottom line you must consume a healthy, balanced diet for overall good health. Study after study proves that this time and again. You can’t argue with sound, medical science.

  2. Achieve/maintain healthy weight, in order to reduce diseases including certain cancers, heart disease and type II diabetes, it’s best to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  3. Stay active, what this means to you and your physical abilities may differ from others, but the key to longevity is ‘using it or losing it’ or so they say. This applies to mental challenges and keeping your mind active too.

  4. Positive, healthy outlook, it’s good to also focus on mental health and understand challenges help you keep your mind healthy. Have goals, and reach them. Be sure to have time for family, friends and hobbies. Giving back and volunteering is also good for your health too.

  5. Don’t abuse your body, for good health women (and men) need to remember not to abuse their bodies. If you smoke, quit. If you drink in excess, quit. Limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption too. All things in moderation.

 

About National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 10, and is celebrated until May 16, 2015.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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